AJA Gen 10 - Matrox MXO2 by Michael Sacci 1 week ago I have a Gen 10 $250 ($275 with power adapter) and A Matrox MXO2 (with only the Express34 card) $400 if there is any interest let me know. Shipping in continental US will be around $25 You can email m
What's Causing Jitter? by Thomas Hughes 6 months ago We edit on Final Cut. Whenever we need the finished program on a BluRay disc we use Toast. It generally works fine and looks good, but I just completed one that doesn't look good. Shots without moveme
Kona LH in a new MacPro by Michael Sacci 6 months ago I'm looking into upgrading an original 8-core MacPro (3.1) to a new 12-core MacPro. It has a Kona LH (not the "e" or "i") is there any chance that card would work in a new system and Mtn. Lion
Re: Kona LH in a new MacPro by Clemens Fischer 5 months ago I have the same purpose as michael, and i am going to buy a new kona card for my new 12-Core MacPro.. The question is... which should i buy... I want - of course - best quality and best performance. I
Firestore FS-100 DVCPRO HD by Paul Ham 6 months ago Hi all, new to forums and Creative Cow. I have a Sony PD170 (ancient, I know) and am looking for a FIRESTORE storage recorder. I'm tired of purchasing DV tape and capturing. Research online shows that
Re: Firestore FS-100 DVCPRO HD by Michael Sacci 6 months ago Email me offline about a used one. If you are just recording DV the fs100 will work fine. You may have to use the record button on the Firestore vs the camera. Onthecow (at) michaelangelodv (dot) com.
New Project - will need SD now / HD later by Sean Thomas 7 months ago I just did a quick mock-up of a new SD DVD project in DVDSP4. 4 menu's 3 movies 30-40 buttons across the menu's to access chapters All of my movie and menu ASSETS are 1920x1080 (ProRes @ 29.97) Our fi
Teranex ultrascope by Paul Provost 7 months ago As it seems bmd is never going to release a standalone thunderbolt ultra scope for Mac, I want to get a teranex for this and conversion uses. This would be for external scopes on a davinci system. I w
DVD Studio Pro problem by Eve Ma 8 months ago I have both DVD Studio Pro 4 and DVD Studio Pro 5. Im both, I get a lot of problems when I change from SD NTSC projects to HD PAL projects...no problem in creating the projects but when it comes to bu
Re: DVD Studio Pro problem by Michael Sacci 8 months ago A lot of confusion here. There is no DVDSP 5. You cannot simply change a NTSC progrect to PAL. If you need your project to be PAL (there are tons of post stating you are problem fine with keeping it N
Must Have Silence! by Jeremiah Belt 8 months ago Building my new workstation to replace my aging Mac Pro. Trying to silence as much of it as I can but the little fan on my Blackmagic Decklink Extreme HD card is driving me batty. Has anyone ever trie
Teranex 2D (or 3D)... file based... by Jonathon Lee 8 months ago Question for BMD... I see that you can capture "processed" files via Thunderbolt. However, it is unclear if you can do a "round trip" via TB of existing files. Can this be done on a single computer or
Australian DVD authoring by Rick Lavon 8 months ago Hi- I am to create a video that will be made into a DVD and sent via FTP to a duplication house in South Melbourne. I'm pretty sure I have the format of the video correct, but my question is regarding
Re: Australian DVD authoring by Michael Sacci 8 months ago This is a question for the duplicator. They know what they want better then anyone else. Are you getting replication or duplication, huge difference, also can determine what they need. Duplication, I
Solid State Looping by Eric Klassen 9 months ago A client wants to loop a video file from a USB stick that plugs into a digital TV. I know this is standard practice with optical DVD, but is this possible off of a USB drive Does the TV need to suppor
Re: Solid State Looping by Michael Sacci 8 months ago TVs that have video playback from a file often have a loop setting. This is not something that you set on the file. The chances of a TV playing back Flash is slim. The file should be some form of mpeg
HD/SD vs DVD Studio Pro. by Safet Susic 5 years ago HELP! My good Creative Cow fellas... I have a short video (20 minutes - telecine from 35mm), that was captured in 1920x1080 at 23.98fps Apple Pro Res 422. Really nice quality. :) And now, I am in the
Re: HD/SD vs DVD Studio Pro. by Michael Sacci 9 months ago GOP should be IPB. Never change that. GOP length should always be 12 for 24fps footage and 15 for 30. Do a test with a problem section and report back.
Menu pixelation by Ceri Allen 10 months ago Hi I have created a menu for an SD PAL DVD, in DVD Studio (v 4.2.2) pro by the following method: -In photoshop created a menu design on a canvas of 1024x576 pixels at resolution 72DPI. (menu consist o
Re: Menu pixelation by Michael Sacci 10 months ago PS has presets for video screen resolution. Start with the correct resolution for PAL 4:3 or 16:9. Your resolution is wrong, You must bring in the correct resolution. 72 dpi is correct.
DVDSP and Mountain Lion? by Vigen Kachikean 10 months ago Has anyone tried DVDSP in Mountain Lion does it work i had to upgrade to new compressor when i clean installed Lion because it never opened it just crashed (so did Motion) at least i could upgrade to
Re: DVDSP and Mountain Lion? by Michael Sacci 10 months ago I would totally uninstall dvdsp, compressor, motion, Qmaster and the like and reinstall. I use digital rebellion's app the remove everything then reinstall. Did you do a clean install Apple will never
Re: Retaining CC when copying clips off a disc by Ian Cook 10 months ago No, no such menu on the 70 75. If the file has compliant captions they should be retained when the file is moved. The only VANC setup on the 70 75 is for recording (setting the VANC line and DID SDID
ProRes in Premiere CS5.5 or CS6 on a PC by Michael Sacci 11 months ago I may have a codec issue so I just want to confirm. Should I be able to drop a ProRes file into Premiere if I have the ProRes codec installed. I understand that it cannot write to it. I just need to b
XDCAM mxf and .mov nightmares in CS6 by Michael Sacci 11 months ago Seems like each day I'm seeing more and more random issue. I have to view and do simple cuts on XDCAM HD422 footage and I don't want nor can do any transcoding. Once times when I bring in mxf files au
Re: A giant "retires" by Michael Sacci 11 months ago The Creative Cow is an amazing place. It has been a pleasure to be associated with it for 6 or 7 years. I get a kick out of people that think they can build something that will compete with the Cow, i
Capturing to XDCAM HD422 29.97 (CBR50) by Michael Sacci 1 year ago I need to capture to this codec settings. I had it working before during test but now I'm getting dropped frames which cause audio to drift out of sync. Does anyone capture to this CODEC. I need to ge
Capturing as XDCAM HD422 (50MB cbr) by Michael Sacci 1 year ago I have an xdcam workflow for capturing tape to xdcam. I had it working but now it is giving me fits. It is dropping frames after about 8 minutes which cause the audio to drift out of sync. Using VTR x
What to do at NAB by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago Ok, let's start populating this thread with some of your favorite things to do at NAB, from vendors and floor highlights to social events and parties....this is only my second one and I don't want to
Re: What to do at NAB by Michael Sacci 1 year ago The USPS is a good idea but why not give people an option for a pdf version. iPad+long flight=good time to read a Blackmagic catalog on a new iPad.
Retaining CC after encoding by Michael Sacci 1 year ago I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this to work. Can yes even be done. The workflow is for ingesting and converting, no editing. I'm using AJA products, Kona cards and soon the new IoXT. I'm testin
Re: Retaining CC after encoding by Michael Sacci 1 year ago No, nothing I did would retain CC. Telestream support stepped and they too could not retain the CC. Telestream recommended moving up to Vantage which is more robust and a lot more expensive. In the en
$300 cam for green screen?! by Brad Bussé 1 year ago Umm, okay. I worked with the HVX for a few years and the GH2 last year and loved them both. I started a freelance gig today and I'll start with some green screen interview footage that they're shootin
Re: $300 cam for green screen?! by Michael Sacci 1 year ago I sure they are not doing to get proper lighting either. In the end they will have to settle for low quality composites or spend more money and time. Are you doing the keying compositing If so make su
LHi downconvert on Ingest by Michael Sacci 1 year ago Not sure if I'm missing something or not. I'm wanting to downconvert DVCProHD tapes on ingest. I know I can do it within the deck but thought it would be easier to do it with the card. Incoming feed i
Re: LHi downconvert on Ingest by Michael Sacci 1 year ago I figured it out. Incoming video is 1080i 29.97, set primary to 525 29.97 and then realized that I had to set the secondary on 1080i 29.97 for the downconvert to work.
Re: What a Long, Strange Year It's Been! by Michael Sacci 1 year ago Great article. FWIW, I have been using a PC and Premiere Pro CS 5.5 at work doing simple edits. The main concern was exporting H264 for the web without exporting. Adobe's dynamic linking between PP an
Maintaining Close Caption by Michael Sacci 1 year ago First off, the footage will not go into any NLE. Capture then converted to a different codec for broadcast. Trying to set up an ingest system with different decks. We recieve all types of tapes, DV, D
Replacing hard drive by jim masi 2 years ago Has anyone looked into the possibility of replacing the mechanical hard drive in a FS-100 with a solid state drive Mine is out of warranty and may need a repair, which I assume would mean a HD replace
Re: Replacing hard drive by Michael Sacci 1 year ago This is a dead forum, I would contact Focus directly. They don't seem to monitor the forum any more. Personally I think it is dead tech, I would move on to P2 cards, the E series are at least reasonab